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Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich Spotted at Cafe Milano

Power players flocked to the popular Georgetown restaurant the night after July Fourth.

Harry Reid’s table at Cafe Milano. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Not all the political players fled town for the July Fourth holiday. Spotted at Cafe Milano last night were bipartisan heavyweights, each taking a corner at opposite ends of the room. Senate majority leader Harry Reid and a female companion had the number-one power table, certainly the restaurant’s most visible, in the front corner across from the entrance. He was dressed casually in a sports shirt, their drinks appeared to be nonalcoholic, and their entrées were fish.

We wondered if Reid’s somber deportment was a result of the heat or disappointment that his candidate for the Major League All-Star game, Bryce Harper, didn’t make the cut, coming in third. Earlier Reid took to Twitter to shout his support for Harper: “Let’s send this Nevadan to KC!” Maybe next year. (Let it be said, Harper doesn’t need the All-Star game to prove to Washington he’s got the juice.)

Later, escorted swiftly to the back of the room and to a more discreet table upstairs, was former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich—head down, purposeful, dressed in a suit. He didn’t have the security muscle that accompanied Reid, but he did have a small entourage. We’re told it was a gathering of former staffers.

Given what many people think of the performance of Congress, it’s probably apt that after Reid and his companion departed, their table was given to Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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